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Mississippi State University
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  • 4 Year
  • MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

LEE BOULEVARD
MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS 39762
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
From Mississippi State University

The most unique atmosphere in the SEC is closer than you think.

At Mississippi State University, our tradition-rich campus provides a one-of-a-kind college experience set in the historic town of Starkville. A founding member of the Southeastern Conference, MSU is home to the 2021 college baseball national champions and one of the most distinctive traditions in college sports: the cowbell.

Mississippi State ranks as a National Science Foundation Top 100 Research Institution and hosts 170+ undergraduate degrees and programs. MSU offers a wide range of practical career preparation, research opportunities, internships, and numerous social experiences – launching our students into careers they’ve only imagined.

Mississippi State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
1050-1270
ACT Range
22-30
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$16,402 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,871 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 125 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 159 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 159 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    78%
  • On Campus
    7%
  • Online
    15%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,089 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,714
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 119 responses
  • We are all different in our own ways.
    36%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Diverse with MSU pride
    19%
  • Unique and caring
    8%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Country
    5%
  • Greek.
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 178 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 207 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 120 responses
  • Hail State!
    64%
  • All of the above!
    16%
  • People's University
    10%
  • StarkVegas
    5%
  • Underrated
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    1%
  • Maroon Fridays
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 95 responses

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